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Stuart Fauber with Margie Byrnes and Andy Larsen of Lake Christian Ministries

 

Lake Christian Ministries Establishes Endowment Fund at The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

Lake Christian Ministries (LCM) provides hundreds of low income families with food, financial assistance, and household items in the Smith Mountain Lake area. The Board of Directors of Lake Christian Ministries recently decided to establish an endowment fund at The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation to ensure that the organization could continue to provide needed services in the Smith Mountain Lake region. The fund was started with an initial investment of $10,000, and each member of the board of directors contributed to the endowment.

Bill Bodine

William J. Bodine will take over for Stuart Fauber

MaryJane Dolan, Board Chair, has announced that The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation has selected William J. Bodine to be the organization’s next President & CEO. Mr. Bodine is scheduled to start working at The Community Foundation on June 1, 2015 and will assume the position on July 1, 2015. He will succeed Stuart C. Fauber who has served as President & CEO since January 1, 2008.

Mr. Bodine received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and his Master of Administration degree from Lynchburg College. His professional life includes marketing, financial management, strategic planning and relationship development. He comes to GLCT from Centra Medical Group where he served as Director, Practice Operations.

Mr. Bodine has been very active in the Central Virginia community in civic activities, the arts arena and as a volunteer in various non-profit organizations. He has served on the boards of the Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts, Riverviews Artspace, Sister Cities, was President of the Lynchburg College Alumni Association, and Treasurer of the Virginia Medical Group Management Association.

Old president

At the December board meeting of The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, Stuart Fauber, President & CEO, announced that he will retire on June 30, 2015. Mr. Fauber became President & CEO in January 2008 after a long and successful career in banking.

During Mr. Fauber’s tenure as President & CEO, The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation’s total assets grew from $21.5 million to $36.2 million. During the same period, total number of funds grew from 118 funds to 230 funds. Under Mr. Fauber’s leadership, The Community Foundation sought and obtained the accreditation of National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. This achievement means The Community Foundation is one of a select group of community foundations that have met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity, and accountability.

It's Our Mission

The principal mission of The Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the communities served by the establishment of permanent endowments for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell, with income distributed annually to charitable organizations within the community.

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    Lynchburg, VA 24504
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